The new University of Alaska Anchorage study shows that trauma from domestic violence, if left untreated, can have long-term health effects.
He says treatment can help unhoused people, survivors of domestic violence.
Alaska has the highest rate of deaths from traumatic brain injury in the nation and among the highest rates of domestic violence, but it is only recently that advocates and caregivers began to link the two.
Survivors and advocates shed light on how far the state has come and the work yet to be done.
Host Christina Michelle is joined by Dr. Debra Warner and Myrlande Johnson to discuss the definition of domestic violence, different types of abuse, and how to recognize abuse.
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Dunleavy plans to introduce a bill that would increase criminal penalties related to domestic violence and sexual assaults, and to expand the range of offenses defined as domestic violence.
Travel industry advocate says a shutdown would be “effectively cutting the cord of our microphone right now as we are saying to the world: ‘Go big, go Alaska.'”
Domestic violence shelters around the country are preparing for a large decrease in federal funding that will take effect in a few months. Tundra Women’s Coalition in Bethel said that it will mean a 20% cut in its operating budget and could lead to a significant loss in services.
The Violence Against Women Act bill goes next to the Senate, where Democratic leaders say they’re eager to pass it.